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American Road Race of Champions (Formula A class)

Road Atlanta, 29 Nov 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dave Heinz Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#57
21 31m 16.2s
101.71 mph
2 Bob Esseks McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#63
21 31m 24.3s
3 Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#2
21
4 Pete Sherman Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#52
21
5 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#99
21
6 John Saucier Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8
#61 (see note 1)
19
R Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 12C - Chevrolet V8
#26
16 retired - unknown
R Jerry Hansen McLaren - Chevrolet V8
#44
14 retired - unknown
R Bob Stanford McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#76
11 retired - unknown
UNKE Dick Jacobs Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8
#33
On entry list
UNKE Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#69
On entry list
UNKE Francis T. Grant Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8
#92
On entry list
UNKE Gerald Geishart Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#98 (see note 2)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T142 [SL142/30] (John Saucier): Unknown in 1969 but maybe the car of Richard Negley (San Antonio, TX). Raced by John Saucier (MidWest City, OK) in 1970, 1971 and 1972. To Brad Blankenship (Indianapolis, IN) 1972, then to Duane Smith (Milwaukee, WI) 1973 and raced to 1975. Then to Dick St John's car owner, converted into a supermodified and raced in 1975 by Dick St John (Milwaukee, WI). Still in his livery when sold by Mike McComas (Pampa, TX) to Earl Zwickey (Amarillo, TX) 1995. Sold to Kerry Anderson (Auckland, New Zealand) late 2004 or early 2005, and raced by in the F5000 Revival Series from 2006 onwards. More information about Lola T142 SL142/30
  2. Lola T142 (Gerald Geishart): Former snowmobile racer Gerald 'Jerry' Geishart (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) bought a Lola T142 from "a Firestone engineer in Ohio" in April 1970. He raced the red #98 Lola T142 in SCCA Nationals, Midwest Council events and in some Pro races in 1970. He scored 25 points in CenDiv Formula A, narrowly losing the title to McKee driver Kurt Reinold. He appeared again in 1971 but only scored four points in Nationals and was a non-starter at the Elkhart Lake Pro race in July. To Barry Michael (Coldwater, MI) in 1971, Bill Schmitt (Frankenmuth, MI) in late 1974 or 1975, then Ed Murray (Farmington, MI) 1976. To Dino Crescentini (Rochester Hills, Michigan) early 1980 and stored the car in a museum in San Marion for about ten years. Restored by RM Motorsports (Wixom, MI) in 1996 then sold to Mead Korwin (Shelby Township, MI) in 2001.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.